There is no better way to introduce our kids to classical music, than this opportunity. We like the fact that some of the events are for free, and some asking only for a donation. Two readers of this blog can also win family tickets (4 members each) to attend the family concert on 4 February.
"What do you do if a scary monster has kidnapped you because of your magic voice, and not one of your brothers can save you? You use your own initiative, of course! Tintinyane, a beautiful tale written by Corlie Fourie, orchestrated by Peter Klatzow, and narrated by the inimitable Peter Terry is one of the reasons you need to bring your children to experience this year’s Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF)."
|Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (screen print)|
What you can expect - Johannesburg International Mozart Festival
(Some of the magic of the upcoming Mozart Festival)
- The potted version of Mozart’s Magic FluteFeaturing the man with a voice like an angel, tenor Nicholas Nicolaidis and Jessica Ng, Chinese soprano starring as the queen of the night.
- The Orchestra from ScratchNovice musicians making up one giant orchestra.
- Conduct the OrchestraBusinessmen on the podium with a baton in hand.
- Cinema ImprovisandoAn outdoor screening of a 1918 silent movie accompanied by Paul Hanmer on keyboard
- Viennese New Year’s concertA week before the festival officially begins.
- Concert by BuskaidBoth early music and contemporary kwela on the menu.
- The festival features a Composer-in-Residence.This year, there is not one but two Composers-in-Residence – Matthijs van Dijk and Lungiswa Plaatjies. Both from Cape Town, these talented composers form part of an ensemble ignominiously called ShhArt.
- New musicExperimental and contemporary work by Cara Stacy, Arthur Feder and Nompostile Nyiki, as well as new South African pieces workshopped and pulled together by the SshArt ensemble in the closing concert.
- Charl du Plessis trio
- Johannesburg Musical Society brings Lithuanian pianist Muza Rubackyte on board.
- International Holocaust Memorial DayHosting in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy in Pretoria, a moving and powerful screening of a documentary which tells the story of Lina Kantor (Amato), who escaped from Rhodes Island during the time of the Holocaust.
Ticket prices and booking information.
The information is available on the Facebook page: Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, with links to book.
Also book at Computicket.
Some of the concerts are free, and some only asks for a donation.
|Heroes & Villains Family Concert|
Two readers of this blog can win 2 sets of tickets (4 people) to the Family Concert, Heroes & Villains on 4 February at the Linder Auditorium. The show starts at 11 am - 12 pm.Please comment below to win! Tell me what concert you would like most to attend?
(Info here: Mozart Festival)
For an extra entry: Tweet the following, and remind me in the comments that you have done so.
I would love to win FAMILY tickets to attend The Family Concert @JoinMozartFest with Richard Cock, Peter Klatzow and Peter Terry on 4 Feb, via @karentoittoit (MomAgain@40)
- Only open to South African residents, who are able to get to the Linder Auditorium with their own transport on 4 January 2018.
- This giveaway will run from 18 January 2018 12 pm until 24 January 2018 at 12 pm.
- The winner will be decided by Random.org.
- If you have won in the previous 3 months, you will not be eligible for this giveaway.
Disclaimer: The MomAgain@40-clan have tickets to attend the Family Concert as well.